Guru Pradeep Shankar Academy Of Promoting & Performing Arts
'Guru Pradeep Shankar Academy Of Promoting & Performing Arts' is named after Shri Pradeep Shankar an eminent Kathak Dancer,senior disciple of Padma Vibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj. He was with kathak kendra, Delhi and was in Trinidad( West Indies) for 14 years teaching and educating  Kathak.
This Academy was formed in December2015.

It was a dream of Mahua Shankar from last many years to start an Academy on her father's name Guru Pradeep Shankar. The responsibility of this Academy is to promote young upcoming dancers and musicians and to give them a platform.  The responsibility of the Academy is to spread the fragrance of Indian Dance and Music worldwide.

Presently there are students from Taiwan, Ukraine, America, Turkey and Japan who are getting their training in kathak, Sarangi,Sitar and Vocal.
The empanelled teachers are renowned artists
  • Murad Ali Khan( Sarangi & Vocal  )
  • Fateh Ali Khan  ( Sitar )
  • Mahua Shankar  (Kathak )

"Into the future

Tabla Workshop

Seminar - A career in indian classical music & dance (Challenges & prospects)
Performances - Young Artists

Jashn-e-Sufi (Day1)

Kalaam (Lyrics)

Hazrat Amir Khusro R A, Hazrat Shah Ni azi Beniyaz R. A,
Hazrat Qibla Aziz Miyan Sarkaar Raaz Piya)Hazrat Bedam Shah Warsi

Anchor: Mrridu Tripathi

Poetry Recitation by: Aalok Shrivastav

Kabul Rishi: Vocal

Co-Artistes: Fateh Ali Khan: Sitar, Anil Chawla: Keyboard
Zakir Hussain Warsi: Tabla, Taritt Pal: Percussion
Owais Khan: Acoustic Guitar

Poetry Recitation by: Aalok Shrivastav

Mahua Shankar & Dakshina Vaidyanathan Baghel
(Kathak- Bharatnatyam)

Inspired by: Sufi Kalaam
Music Composed by: Murad Ali Khan

Co-Artistes: Murad Ali Khan: Sarangi, Shuheb Hasan: Vocal
Zohaib Hasan: Vocal, Shahbaaz KhanzTabla
Siraaj Khan: Tenor & Mandolin, Sunil Nirman: Dholak
Nupur Shankar: Padhant/ Poetry Recitation

Time: 19:00pm
Venue: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre,Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Silsila (Day2)

Anchor: Mrridu Tripathi

Pt. Shubhendra Rao: Sitar
Fateh Ali Khan: Sitar

Accompanied by:
Ustad Akram Khan: Tabla

Vidhushi Shubha Mudgal

Accompanied by:
Dr. Aneesh Pradhan: Tabla
Pt. Sudhir Nayak: Harmonium
Murad Ali Khan: Sarangi

Time: 19:00pm
Venue: Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre,Lodhi Road, New Delhi

We have presently started online classes in Sarangi and Sitar and very soon we will also be starting  kathak online classes.

Mahua Shankar

Essence of Indian Classical Dance

Contact Manager
Ms. Nupur Shankar
Phone No. +91- 9810594643
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